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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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PASO ROBLES

ONGOING Estrella Warbird Museum Fascinating collection of military aircrafts 10am-4pm, 805-227-0440, Paso Robles www.ewarbirds.org

ONGOING SATURDAYS Wine Class at Eberle Winery One-on-one half hour wine seminar $15, 10-11:30am, Paso Robles www.eberlewinery.com

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Wine Tasting at Vinoteca Wine Bar Local winemaker featured each week. 5:30-8pm, 805-227-7154, Paso Robles www.vinotecawinebar.com

ONGOING Art Exhibits at Castoro Cellars 10am-5pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton www.castorocellars.com

Jan: Denise Schryler

Feb: Paul McClosky

ONGOING Painting Exhibits at Villicana Winery Enjoy fine art work along with fine wines 11am-5pm, 805-239-9456, Paso Robles

JANUARY 26 Castoro Cellars Indoor Concert: Chuck Brodsky Musical storyteller combines social commentary with compassion and humor. 7:30pm, $15, Paso Robles, 888-DAM-FINE www.castorocellars.com

JANUARY 26 Art & Wine After Dark at Harmony Cellars Celebrate fine wine, artisan cheeses & unique art 5:30pm, $7, 800-432-9239, Paso Robles www.harmonycellars.com

FEBRUARY 1 Friday Afternoon with Lulu’s Chocolate at Meridian Enjoy Chocolates paired with fine limited releases $5, 805-226-7133, Paso Robles www.meridianvineyards.com

FEBRUARY 2 Meridian Cellar Sale Great case discounts, tasting & barrel Chai! $10pp includes a logo glass, 805-226-7133 Paso Robles, www.meridianvineyards.com

FEBRUARY 2 Foods from Rhône at Tablas Creek Vineyard

A tasting & discussion of foods from France Noon, $65, 805-237-1231 x39, Paso Robles www.tablascreek.com

FEBRUARY 8-9 Artist Reception at Orchid Hill Vineyard Jean-Pierre Rothschild presents his ‘Lips’ series See page 16. Downtown Paso Robles

805-237-7527

FEBRUARY 9 Valentine’s in the Caves at Eberle Winery Celebrate with a black tie Valentine’s Day dinner

in the caves with fine wines and a gourmet meal

6pm, $150, 805-238-9607, Paso Robles www.eberlewinery.com

FEBRUARY 9 Winemakers Dinner at Pianetta Vineyards 5 wines paired by Chef Santos McDonal in the Barrel Room, 5:30pm, $95/$85 members San Miguel, marketing@pianettawinery.com www.pianettawinery.com, 805-226-4005

FEBRUARY 10 Valentine Movie Night “An Affair to Remember” 805-238-4103 Paso Robles, www.pasoroblesdowntown.org

FEBRUARY 14 Valentine’s Day Wine Dinner at Donati Family Vineyard Treat that special someone to a truly unique dining experience & enjoy an elegant four-course meal prepared by Chef Andre Averseng of Dining with Andre, 7pm, $120 per couple, Paso Robles 805-227-4100, www.donatifamilyvineyard.com

FEBRUARY 14 Valentine’s Day Dinner at Robert Hall Winery

A romantic dinner in the Meritage Room

overlooking the lit courtyard & fountain. 6-10pm, 805-239-1616 x24, Paso Robles

www.roberthallwinery.com

FEBRUARY 14 ValenWine’s Day at Orchid Hill Vineyard Wines paired with chocolate, 11:30am-6pm downtown Paso Robles, 805-237-7527

FEBRUARY 14-15 Valentine’s Dinner at Cass Vineyards Enjoy wine with a gourmet dinner, Paso Robles 805-239-1730, www.casswines.com

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President's Day Celebration at Orchid Hill Vineyard Syrah vertical tasting, downtown Paso Robles 11:30am-6pm, 805-237-7527

FEBRUARY 15-18 President’s Day Passport Weekend The 16 Far Out wineries of Paso Robles offer special barrel tastings, winery tours, new releases, food pairing and much more! Get your passport stamped at 8 wineries to enter an exciting drawing. $25 donation Benefits the Central Coast Wellness Community. 805-237-0138, www.faroutwineries.com

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Castoro Cellars Indoor Concert – Houston Jones

A great high-octane Americana quintet

7:30pm, $20, Paso Robles, 888-DAM-FINE www.castorocellars.com

FEBRUARY 17 2008 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience Join the 20+ members for a fun & educational seminar, lunch & walk around tasting. Taste exam- ples of the most important single-varietal. $50 seminar/lunch, $20 walk around tasting only, 805-239-1616 x17, RSVP, Robert Hall Winery Paso Robles, www.rhonerangers.org

CAMBRIA

JANUARY 25-27 Cambria Art & Wine Festival

Wine tastings, food pairings, exciting auctions, demonstrations by local artists throughout the village & much more! Cambria 805-927-3624, www.seecambria.com/artwine

CAYUCOS AND MORRO BAY

ONGOING FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves Art, crafts, children’s activities, music & more on beautiful bluffs overlooking the ocean 10am-4pm, 805-704-8128, Pismo Beach www.pismochamber.com

ONGOING Art Demonstrations by Fine Artists Non-profit art gallery exhibit of local artists 7pm, 805-772-2504, Morro Bay www.morrobayartassociation.org

ONGOING Adventures with Nature

Docent guided walks Morro Bay State Park Museum

of Natural History, 805-772-2694, www.ccnha.org

Various hikes at various times including; Fast Hike

to Coon Creek, White’s Point Vistas, Black Hill

Trail, Sand Spit Walk and Ocean Lagoon.

ONGOING SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Morro Bay Embarcadero Art Walk Art galleries’ open house receptions 5-8pm, 805-772-1068, Morro Bay

ONGOING SATURDAYS Fishermen & Farmers’ Market in Morro Bay Fresh seasonal fruit, crafts & musicians 3-6pm, 800-231-0592, Morro Bay

JANUARY 25 SLO Folks presents Chuck Brodsky

Wry songs of social commentary Coalesce Bookstore, Morro Bay 7pm, 805-772-2880, www.slofolks.org

SAN LUIS OBISPO

ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY Celebrate Restaurant Month in San Luis Obispo County More than 30 participating restaurants offer three-course prix fixe menus for $30. Meals can be paired with award-winning wines from Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo Wine Country for an additional charge. 800-634-1414 www.SanLuisObispoCounty.com

ONGOING Christopher Cohan Center Performing Arts Center – San Luis Obispo 805-756-2787, www.pacslo.org

Jan 26: Tom Papa & Marc Maron

Jan 26: Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble

Jan 29: Flat Stanley

ONGOING SECOND SUNDAY Dallidet Adobe & Gardens Oldest house in the city of San Luis Obispo Site of first commercial winery in the area. 10am-1pm, 805-543-0638, San Luis Obispo www.slochs.org/dallidet

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS

Meet the Winemaker at Taste Wine Bar Meet & talk to a local winemaker with

complimentary cheese & truffles, $5, 6-8pm San Luis Obispo, 805-269-8278 www.taste-slo.com

Jan 30: Claiborne & Churchill

• Feb 6: Per Bacco

Feb 13: Laetitia

Feb 20: Saucelito

Feb 27: Piedra Creek

ONGOING Lectures & Art at California Polytechnic State University 805-756-1511, San Luis Obispo www.calpolynews.calpoly.edu

ONGOING San Luis Obispo Little Theatre 805-786-2440, www.slolittletheatre.org

ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Art Gallery Events “Art After Dark” Various art galleries stay open late & host artist receptions with wine & cheese. 5-9pm, 805-544-9251, San Luis Obispo www.sloartcouncil.org

ONGOING San Luis Obispo Art Center Show Constantly rotating exhibits in all media 11am-5pm, 805-481-3991, San Luis Obispo www.sloartcenter.org

ONGOING TUESDAYS 2-oz. Tuesdays at Taste Weekly drink specials 10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTE San Luis Obispo, www.taste-slo.com

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS

Wine Down Wednesdays at Taste Tastings with the winemaker

10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTE San Luis Obispo, www.taste-slo.com

ONGOING SUNDAYS Art on the Beach at Avila Beach Artists paint & present their work 10am, 805-238-4103, Avila Beach Pier

ONGOING Central Coast Outdoor Day Hikes Sat/Sun, 888-873-5610, Morro Bay www.centralcoastoutdoors.com

ONGOING MONDAYS Wine Tasting at Wine Cottage Bistro Featuring regional & varietal tastings 5-6pm, $20, 805-934-4546, Orcutt

ONGOING FRIDAYS Wine Tasting at The Loading Dock Live music, wine and food 7-10pm, $5, 805-934-3471, San Luis Obispo

ONGOING A Murder Mystery Dinner Enjoy a parody of The Golden Girls with a delicious dinner, wine and laughter 5pm, 805-489-3875, Spyglass Restaurant Shell Beach, www.murderinmind.com

JANUARY 26 Crab & Chardonnay Fete at Tolosa Winery Catered by the Cracked Crab of Pismo the event includes a delicious five-course meal paired with fine Tolosa Chardonnay. 6pm, $115, San Luis Obispo, 805-782-0300

www.tolosawinery.com

ARROYO GRANDE

ONGOING Visit Historic Buildings in Arroyo Grande Sat 12-3pm, Sun 1-4pm, 805-473-5077 Arroyo Grande

ONGOING SATURDAYS Arroyo Grande FarmersMarket Farm fresh produce, music, arts & crafts 12-2:30pm, 805-473-2250, Arroyo Grande www.arroyograndevillage.org

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Learn How to Make Ice Cream Enjoy a 30 minute skit about ice cream

where you help create new flavors.

7pm, Arroyo Grande, 805-474-4068

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Clarke Center for Performing Arts 805-489-9444, Arroyo Grande www.clarkcenter.org

Jan 26: Cleo Laine

Feb 1: Newton’s Revenge

Feb 2: Great American Trailer Park Musical

Feb 9: Jack Jones

Feb 15: Rider’s in the Sky

Feb 25: Peter Pan

SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON

ONGOING Santa Maria Valley Railroad 805-922-7941, Santa Maria, www.smvrr.com Elegant excursions featuring five star gourmet meals

ONGOING MONDAYS Wine Tasting at Wine Cottage Bistro Featuring regional & varietal tastings 5-6pm, $20, 805-934-4546, Santa Maria

LOS OLIVOS

ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Wildling Art Museum - Free Friday Flicks Free movie & snacks with discussion afterwards 7pm, 805-688-1082, Los Olivos www.wildlingmuseum.org

ONGOING Understanding Your Palate at Los Olivos Café Wine tasting & hors d’oeuvres 5pm, $15, 805-688-7265, Los Olivos www.losolivoscafe.com Feb 19: Rhone Tasting Journey Mar 18: Tuscan Tasting Journey

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ONGOING WEDNESDAYS An Evening with the Winemaker at Los Olivos Café Wine tasting & hors d’oeuvres. 5pm, $15 805-688-7265, www.losolivoscafe.com

Jan 30: Costa D’Oro

Feb 6: Cottonwood Canyon

Feb 13: Huber Cellars

Feb 20: Rusack Winery

Mar 5: Montia Wines

ONGOING SATURDAYS Global Gardens Organic Food Tasting Enjoy delicious organic tastings 10am-2pm, $3, Los Olivos, 805-693-1600 www.globalgardensgifts.com

ONGOING THURSDAYS Fess Parker’s Wine Country Sing Along Sing along with Fess & Marcy, 8:30-10:30pm 805-688-7788, Los Olivos, www.syvva.com

ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 29 "For the Love of Art" Annual All Member Show, www.losolivosca.com Gallery Los Olivos, www.gallerylosolivos.com 10am-5pm, 805- 688 -7517

FEBRUARY 8 "Valentine Lovers of the Vine" Winemaker Dinner at Los Olivos Café Enjoy 5 exquisite wines paired with a delicious 5 course gourmet meal. $125, 805-688-7265 Los Olivos, www.losolivoscafe.com

FEBRUARY 9 Artist Reception at Carina Cellars Local Artist Kari Crist Enjoy wine tasting & hors d'oeuvres & chat with the artist. $10-tasting fee (free for wine club) 5:30-7pm, 805-688-2459, Los Olivos

FEBRUARY 15 Cheese & Chocolate Pairing at Carina Cellars Looking for that perfect match this Valentine's Day? Join Carina Cellars for a pairing of Cheese & Chocolate with Carina classics such as the Iconoclast, and introducing the new Sibylline blend. Limited to 50 guest. RSVP $25 $20 Iconoclast Members, Los Olivos www.carinacellars.com, 805-688-2459

SANTA YNEZ

ONGOING MONDAYS Maverick Saloon Blind Draw Darts Santa Barbara Darts Association Enjoy BBQ and Darts, 7pm, 805-686-4785 Santa Ynez, www.mavericksaloon.org

ONGOING Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum and Parks - Janeway Carriage House Exhibits from Chumash period through early 20th century ranch days 12-4pm, 805-688-7889, Santa Ynez www.santaynezvalleymuseum.org

ONGOING Chumash Casino Concerts 800-585-3737, Santa Ynez www.chumashcasino.com

• Jan 24: KC & The Sunshine Band

• Jan 31: REO Speedwagon

• Feb 14: Johnny Mathis

ONGOING Cachuma Lake Nature Walk Naturalists lead walk on the Oak Canyon Trail 10-11:30am, $6, 805-688-4515, Santa Ynez Park www.cachuma.com

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Jazz on the Deck at Vineyard House Live music and fine food 6:30pm, $2, 805-688-2886, Santa Ynez www.thevineyardhouse.com

ONGOING Art Exhibit at Artiste Winery Featuring artwork by Craig Nelson 11am-5pm, 805-686-2626, www.artiste.com

LOMPOC

ONGOING SATURDAYS Olde Towne Market in Lompoc

Great food, wine & music, Lompoc

805-736-4567, www.lompocrecord.com

SOLVANG

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Quicksilver Miniature Horse Farm Visit Solvang horse farm with beautiful vistas 10am–3pm, 805-686-4002, Solvang

ONGOING Solvang Farmers’ Market Fresh produce, flowers and foods, 3-7pm Solvang , 805-962-5354, www.solvangca.com

ONGOING FRIDAYS Wine Tasting on the Patio Live guitar music along with fine wines 5:30-7pm, 800-624-5572, Solvang www.royalscandinavianinn.com

ONGOING WEEKENDS Cachuma Lake Wildlife Cruise Guided 2 hour cruise wit wildlife and geology $15, 805-686-505, Cachuma Lake www.cachuma.com

ONGOING Elverhoj Museum of History & Art 805-686-1211, Solvang, www.elverhoj.org February 2 through April 6:

“Artists’ Books Made Here” at Elverhoj All aspects of the objects of books 805-686-1211, Solvang , www.elverhoj.org

FEBRUARY 8 Reception of “Artists’ Books Made Here” Meet the artists & enjoy hors d’oeuvres Elverhoj Museum, 5-7pm, 805-686-1211 Solvang, www.elverhoj.org

FEBRUARY 8-10 Solvang Greyhound Fest 3 day gathering of more than 300 dogs and humans! The weekend includes buffet dinner, auctions, raffles, parades and more! www.solvanggreyhoundfest.org

FEBRUARY 9 Fromage a Toi Winemaker Dinner at Lucas & Lewellen French themed fine dinner in the barrel room 6pm, $125, 888-777-6663, Solvang www.lucaslewellen.com

SANTA BARBARA

ONGOING Arlington Theatre 805-963-4408, Santa Barbara

• Jan 26: Cate Blanchett

• Feb 2: Angelina Jolie

• Feb 8: Lisa Lampanelli

• Feb 16-17: SB Symphony

• Feb 27: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

• Feb 28 Czech Philharmonic

ONGOING SUNDAYS Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show

Featuring all types of art, crafts & jewelry

10am–6pm, 805-897-1982, East Beach Pier

www.sbaacs.com

ONGOING Backstage Tours at Lobero Theater Guided tours upon request 805-996-4946, Santa Barbara www.loberotheater.com

ONGOING University at Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures 805-893-3535, www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

ONGOING Trout Fishing & Wildlife Walks at Cachuma Lake Enjoy fishing (with trout brought in) & excellent wildlife viewing from bald eagles to mule deer. 805-686-5055, Santa Barbara, www.sbparks.org

ONGOING Touristorica – Historic Downtown Walking Tour Guided stroll - experience Santa Barbara’s past 10am-12pm, 805-965-6307, Santa Barbara

ONGOING Ty Warner Sea Center Explore creatures of the sea 805-962-2526, Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History www.sbnature.org/seacenter

ONGOING Lectures & Readings at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 805-962-8404, Santa Barbara, www.sbmm.org

ONGOING SATURDAYS Junior Ranger Program Kids learn about wildlife, ecosystems & caring for the environment, 1-2pm Cachuma Lake Nature Center, Santa Barbara 805-688-4515, www.cachuma.com

ONGOING Art Workshops for Children at Art from Scrap Fun workshops where kids reuse all sorts of materials to make fun works of art! Tues-Sat 10am-2pm, $6, 805-884-0459 www.artfromscrap.org

ONGOING FIRST THURSDAYS First Thursday Art, cultural events and fine wine tasting! 5-8pm, 805-962-2098, various venues in downtown Santa Barbara www.santabarbaradowntown.com

ONGOING Santa Barbara Museum of Art 805-963-4364, www.sbma.net

• Ongoing through Feb 29:

Chinese Silks of the Qing Dynesty

ONGOING Lobero Theatre 805-966-4946, Santa Barbara www.loberotheatre.com

• Feb 8: Dana Carvey

ONGOING Planetarium Shows at

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History 805-682-4711, www.sbnature.com

Exploring the Spring Sky

Cosmic Safari

• Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket

ONGOING FRIDAYS Wine Tasting with the Winemakers 4-7pm, 805-691-1020, East Beach Wines Santa Barbara, www.eastbeachwine.com

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Carnaval Santa Barbara Warm Up Party

Featuring wine tasting, Brazilian food & music

818-468-6474, RSVP to partybrazil@hotmail.com

www.soulbrasil.com/carnavalsb, Santa Barbara

FEBRUARY 1-3 Carnaval Santa Barbara 2008 5th annual event includes Brazilian food & music as well as wine tasting & dancing! Various locations, party-brazil@hotmaiL.com 805-965-3021, www.soulbrasil.com/carnavalsb

FEBRUARY 7-9 Annual Steven Roberts Gospel Music Workshop and Concert in Santa Barbara $35,805-966-0190, Santa Barbara

FEBRUARY 9 Women’s Literary Festival 4 speakers, lunch & a breakout session 8:30am, $60, 805-733-3462, Santa Barbara www.womensliteraryfestival.com

FEBRUARY 29 – MARCH 2 Santa Barbara International Orchid Show Over 70 exhibitors display hundreds of orchid species with demonstrations, sales & contests 805-687-0766, www.sborchidshow.com

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VIHUELA WINERY

by Mike Vihuela

W hen you think about wine and wine

culture there are generally two

camps. In one corner there are

connoisseurs who are considered in-the- know and their like counterparts, wineries that are steeped in legacy and tradition. In the other there are a multitude of people who enjoy wine, but their life doesn’t revolve around it, and winery upstarts, of which many in Paso Robles could be considered. The ironic thing is that these upstarts or start- ups often have a strikingly similar story at their root, a man falls in love with wine and

ends up chucking it all like Gauguin to follow his dreams. In reality these Gauguins straddle both camps. They may not consider themselves connoisseurs but they did envision their life revolving around wine. At the same time, legacy and tradition are not a part of their stock so everything from the labels on the bottle, to the type of wines they make are in many ways unbound. This in and of itself does not guarantee good or bad wines, but in our opinion it does capture a key high-level difference between old and new world wines. If you think about wine as the expression of a

culture it also speaks to differences in ethos. Does this imply that winemakers must embrace a single philosophy of winemaking? Surely, there are valuable insights and tech- niques that can be leveraged from both schools of thought. Vihuela Winery came to fruition on the just that principal. The belief that old world style should be shepherded by new world techniques and thus the story begins… Several years ago Matt and his wife would travel to the Central Coast to enjoy the rolling hills, the laid-back attitude and of course, the wines. Through the years Matt developed a greater thirst for the Central Coast and it’s wines than any weekend trip could quench. The logical solution was to enroll in Fresno State’s Enology program and before long he had graduated and was working for the likes of Geyser Peak and Rudd in Napa Valley. After several years of saving and searching for just the right location to plant a vineyard, a property was located in Templeton, Cali- fornia. Enter Mike, aka Mike Vihuela. Rumor has it that that Mike was raised on a small olive farm off the coast of Spain and at a very early age became enamored with flamenco guitar, practicing for hours on end. “Something

about the Spanish guitar stirs the passions much as a spicy Tempranillo or a complex Cabernet Sauvignon.” This romantic notion about wine and song is consistent with the name Vihuela as it refers to a Spanish Renais- sance guitar. It also explains the style of Mike Vihuela’s wines, which are known for being tall, dark and tasty. It was this harmonious balance of Matt’s science and Mike Vihuela’s artistic hand that brought Vihuela Winery to life. We currently focus on Bordeaux style wines and plan on releasing our inaugural Spanish wine in late 2008. Our new tasting room is now open at 1307 Park Street in downtown Paso Robles, behind Keller Williams. Enjoy our wine and something from our gourmet pantry while you relax in our Tuscan style courtyard. Come by on Saturdays and you’re sure to catch one of the many live concerts. Jazz is always a nice paring with Vihuela’s wines as is Spanish guitar. Vihuela, it’s music to your mouth! Viheual Winery is located at 1307 Park Street in Paso Robles and is open Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday until 8 p.m. For more information, call (805) 226-2010, go to www.vihuelawinery.com, or send an email to info@vihuelawinery.com.

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Tasting and Learning….and eating!

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G ary Eberle is on yet another mission. The Godfather of Paso Robles wineries is still interested in selling wine, of

course – but he’s also interested in wine education. “What happened to taking a tour of the winery?” he asks plaintively. In Paso Robles particularly, where so many of the tasting rooms are on the same premises as the beautiful wineries they inhabit, Eberle doesn’t understand why more winemakers don’t offer, or encourage tours. “When you come to Eberle, you don’t have to take a tour. But you do have to have a doctor’s note,” he jokes. Like so many wine- makers and wine aficionados, Eberle believes in learning about wine as well as the consumption of it. “It’s a great way to get your brand name talked about and ultimately to sell wine.” Of course, Eberle Winery’s tours include the impressive caves that were dug beneath the facility to house and store all the varietals. The tour is as close to an amuse- ment park ride for wine as you’ll get. Quite apart from Eberle’s joking, his status

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as a founding winemaker in Paso Robles is legendary. When he left UC Davis, he came to Paso Robles to work with Estrella River Winery in what was being touted as the “next great red wine region.” Eberle Winery has proven that adage time and again with its

consistent dedication to great Bordeaux and Rhône varietals grown in Paso Robles. Eberle’s tasting room is also cut from a different cloth. A warm and inviting atmos- phere with a large and beautiful oak bar, its entrance is not just to the tasting room, but to the winery itself. There are always plenty of knowledgeable staff on hand to pour you a taste and, in a complete change of pace compared to most wineries, Eberle never charges for a tasting. Eberle himself used to say, “we’ll eat a bug to sell you a case of wine.” The highlight of any tasting at Eberle Winery, though, is when Gary Eberle sets up the barbecue and cooks his famous tri-tips, ribs and sausages. Once again, it’s all free and you can stroll the grounds, take a tour, have lunch and taste the wine, all for the cost of driving up to the winery. “I love doing it and it’s a great way to meet customers and spend some time with them,” says Eberle. Eberle Winery is located at 3810 Highway 46 East and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (805) 238- 9607 or go to www.eberlewinery.com.

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Reservations are now available to join the 20+ members of the Rhone Rangers’ Paso Robles Chapter for a day in Paso Robles Wine Country, Sunday, February 17 at Robert Hall Winery. Join some of America’s leading producers of Rhone vari- etals as they explore what makes Paso Robles so ideal for this extended grape family. “This is an opportunity for enthusiasts to interact directly with the winemakers to learn more about Rhone wines,” said Jason Haas of Tablas Creek Winery. “We will be discussing the various Rhone varietals being produced in Paso Robles, what makes this area ideally suited to these wines, and where we, as winemakers, are going next.” The fun and information-rich day will include a “Rhone Essentials” Seminar, Vintners’ Lunch and Walk-around Tasting of more than 150 Rhone wines produced in Paso Robles. The “Rhone Essentials” Seminar offers the opportunity to taste examples of the most impor- tant single-varietal Rhone wines, including Viog- nier, Roussanne, Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre, as well as an exploration of Rhone blends. At each stage, participants will hear from the winemakers and principals who have chosen the Rhone Ranger route and helped give Paso Robles its new identity as the “Rhone Zone.” Directly following, seminar participants can join

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the Rhone Rangers principals and winemakers at an informal Vintners’ Lunch prepared by Executive Chef Jeffrey Scott. Producers will freely pass their Rhone wines around the tables, offering an extended opportunity to interact and explore the range of Rhones produced in Paso Robles. At the Walk-around Tasting, guests can taste Rhone wines from more than 20 Paso Robles Rhone Ranger wineries, including top single Rhone vari- etals and the best in Rhone blends. For a complete list of participating wineries, visit the website at www.rhonerangers.org/about/pasorobles.php. The day’s events will take place at Robert Hall Winery, just east of Paso Robles on Highway 46. Participation in the seminar and lunch will be limited to the first 100 RSVPs. The Walk-around Tasting can accommodate up to 250 attendees. You can reserve space or ask questions by email (pasorobles@rhonerangers.org) or by calling Robert Hall Winery at (805) 239-1616 x17. Tickets for the seminar and lunch are just $50, and participants receive free entry into the Walk- around Tasting. Enthusiasts who wish to attend just the Walk-around Tasting can do so for $20. Orga- nizers expect both events to sell out, so early reser- vations are strongly encouraged.

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Celebrate Special Events at Donati Family Vineyard

Treat that special someone this Valentine’s Day to a truly unique dining experience. On Thursday, February 14 at 7 p.m., enjoy an elegant four-course meal prepared by Chef Andre Averseng of Dining with Andre, perfectly paired with the award-winning wines of Donati Family Vineyard. This event is extremely limited and one not to be missed. Cost per couple is $120, inclusive of tax and gratuity. For Reservations or more information, call Babbette at (805) 238-0676 or Christina at (805) 227-4100. On February 9th, 2007 the Donati Family Vineyard made its new home at the former Mastantuono Winery in Templeton. On Saturday, March 1st, Donati Family Vineyard’s will celebrate its one- year anniversary from noon to 5 p.m. Come help them celebrate

anniversary from noon to 5 p.m. Come help them celebrate this milestone event. Enjoy an afternoon

this milestone event. Enjoy an afternoon of current and newly released wines, sample exquisite food and wine pairings, taste wines straight from the barrel, learn about how they blend wines, tour the upgraded winery facility and take advantage of special offers on Donati Family Vineyard wines. Cost is $15, $10 for Paesano Club members. For more information or to RSVP, call Mitch or Babbette at (805) 238-0676 or email mbakich@donatifamilyvineyard.com. RSVP by Thursday, February 21st. Donati Family Vineyards is located at the intersection of Highway 46 West and Vineyard Drive in Templeton and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the website at www.donatifamilyvineyard.com

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Simple and Artful, Like the Wines

by Mark Storer

K en Volk’s wines are a passion. They are certainly that for him, and they tend to be for his regular customers, too. He

puts a great deal of passion into making them and the result is unique, fruit-forward wines with extraordinary flavors that really show off their varietal and the vineyard in which they were grown.

It is no real surprise, then, that the Kenneth Volk Vineyards’ tasting room is, as its wines, tasteful, simple and situated in a unique place, Tepusquet Canyon in Santa Maria. The floors, the bar, the walls – all wood, are sparsely decorated with images of the Santa Maria bench growing area and a north facing set of windows that reveal the undulating topography of the land. A creek rolls right below the tasting room and wine- making facility and a recent expansion allows customers to sit on the patio relaxing with a taste of these beautiful wines. Ken Volk himself can occasionally be seen in the tasting room pouring and talking about his wines. As proprietor and founder, his reputation is as unique as his wines. Volk’s

founder, his reputation is as unique as his wines. Volk’s far-reaching influence has earned the acco-

far-reaching influence has earned the acco- lades constantly paid to him by several gener- ations of winemakers now working on the Central Coast. As a winemaker, Volk’s passion has always been the vineyard itself and his background in fruit science and the desire to grow better, more tasteful, less synthesized fruit is what has driven him. It’s probably the thing that led him here for this area has some of the great vineyards from which he has always purchased grapes. Volk’s dedication has spilled over to this

facility, too. Once the headquarters for the old Byron winery (the new Byron is next door), he rebuilt and refitted nearly the entire winery. He even brought in new presses and new crusher-destemmers that would help him produce the wines he has become known for. Volk bought the winery and vine- yard in 2004 from the Robert Mondavi Corporation and immediately began to customize it to his specifications. Kenneth Volk’s reputation has found its full reflection here on the Tepusquet Creek. Known all over California as a founder of Central Coast wines, it was his Wild Horse Winery and Vineyards in Paso Robles that produced not only a long-lasting reputation for him, but also a veritable training ground for Central Coast winemakers. Kenneth Volk Vineyards, then, is a realization and the ulti- mate fruition for a man who is as passionate about fruit as he is about the wine he makes from it. Kenneth Volk Vineyards Tasting Room is located at 5230 Tepusquet Road in Santa Maria, open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30

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Orchid Hill Offers a Full-Service Tasting Experience

by Susan West

“I have never tasted this many wines in one sitting that I have enjoyed so much” is a refrain that the staff at Orchid Hill Vineyard’s tasting room hears on a daily basis. With so many good wines avail- able on the Central Coast this is the ultimate compliment for us. Pairing wine with fine cheeses is part of the memorable tasting experience that transforms a visit to Orchid Hill’s handsome tasting room in downtown Paso Robles into a sensory experience that goes beyond simply sampling wine. The wine and cheese pairings – featured Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – are part of what we call a “full-service” tasting room. This year we will also be offering private cheese and wine parings in our “Orchid Room” available for up to six people to reserve. The “Orchid Room” is a glass-enclosed room at the rear, filled with exotic orchids grown and tended by Estrella Schenkhuizen, whose husband Mike owns the winery. The room is also available for rent for private business meetings. The tasting room as well is available for larger parties for birthdays, receptions, girls’ night out, bachelor/bachelorette parties – we have even had a demonstration for skin care done in the

tasting room after hours that was so fun! Vibrant, textured paintings of world-renowned artist Jean-Pierre de Rothschild grace the walls of the tasting room and are available for sale. Jean-Pierre will be appearing several times in person during 2008. His first appearance is Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9, just in time for a Valentine’s Day

purchase for that special someone. Jean-Pierre will be bringing artwork from his surrealism series “Lips” which has never

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ON TAP FOR 2008:

February: Valentine’s Day is now ValenWines Day at Orchid Hill Vineyard! Come by and see what chocolate delight pairings we have come up with for our wines! We will continue the celebration into Presidents Weekend, featuring a vertical tasting of our Syrahs.

March: March brings us celebrating the World of Pinot and the Zinfandel Festival with vertical tast- ings in the Orchid Room for each. Enjoy 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Pinot Noirs throughout the month or join us Zin Weekend as we pair our Zinfandels with yummy treats and offer a special treat: a vertical of our 2002 to 3005 Zins — including the much coveted 2004 Zin, which earned a 91 in Wine Spectator.

April: We will be showcasing a barrel sampling of our 2006 Estate Reserve Grenache that will be available through our Collector Series Wine Club only. The label when bottled will feature original artwork by Catherine Winton of showy orchid petals – “Victoria’s Cymbidium.” This artwork will be available for sale in reprints as well.

This artwork will be available for sale in reprints as well. been featured before in our

been featured before in our tasting room. Don’t miss this opportunity to view these museum pieces! The staff of Pam Wilson, Marcy St. John and Susan West invite you to experience our wonderful wines and great customer service! The Orchid Hill Tasting Room and Art Gallery is at 1140 Pine Street and is open Thursday through Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Appoint- ments to visit after hours or on Tuesdays and Wednesdays can be made by calling ahead, (805) 237-7525.

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D’Anbino Owned by a family of professional musicians, you will always be entertained in our
D’Anbino
Owned by a family
of professional
musicians, you
will always be
entertained in our
lively tasting room.
Experience our
award-winning
wines and music
memorabilia.
710
Pine Street, Paso Robles
805-227-6800
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11-6

Pianetta Winery

Pianetta Winery creates limited releases of premium red varietals and blends using our own Estate Vineyards in

red varietals and blends using our own Estate Vineyards in Indian Valley. From growing to winemaking

Indian Valley. From growing to winemaking our techniques focus on balance and intense flavor. Join us at the Historic Granger’s Union Building.

829 13th Street, Paso Robles

805-226-4005 | www.pianettawinery.com Sunday, Monday, Thursday: 12pm-6pm Friday & Saturday: 11am-7pm

Arroyo Robles

Arroyo Robles
Family owned and operated, it is our goal to enhance your wine tasting experience and

Family owned and operated, it is our goal to enhance your wine tasting experience and show you the true beauty of Paso Robles wines.

Tasting bar

features gifts,

wine accessories

and

picnic supplies.

bar features gifts, wine accessories and picnic supplies. Open Daily 11-7 | 739 12th St, Paso
bar features gifts, wine accessories and picnic supplies. Open Daily 11-7 | 739 12th St, Paso
bar features gifts, wine accessories and picnic supplies. Open Daily 11-7 | 739 12th St, Paso
bar features gifts, wine accessories and picnic supplies. Open Daily 11-7 | 739 12th St, Paso
bar features gifts, wine accessories and picnic supplies. Open Daily 11-7 | 739 12th St, Paso
Open Daily 11-7 | 739 12th St, Paso Robles 877-759-WINE | www.arroyorobles.com

Open Daily 11-7 | 739 12th St, Paso Robles 877-759-WINE | www.arroyorobles.com

Downtown Paso Robles is home to more than 10 premiumtasting rooms, all within walking distance of one another. Each of these boutique wineries offers a unique experience with individual flavor. Together they make for an unforgettable Wine Country destination

Orchid Hill

Fine premium estate wines are paired with cheese to complement your tasting experience on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and by appointment.

estate wines are paired with cheese to complement your tasting experience on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and

We also feature art work by world-renowned artist Jean-Pierre de Rothschild.

1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles

805-237-7527

Thursday-Monday 11:30-6 or by appointment

Vihuela

Vihuela (vee-way-la) is a boutique winery with a passion for old-world Spanish guitar and a taste for new world, artisan wine.

Each wine is crafted to express an elegant balance of art and science that we’d love to share with you!

of art and science that we’d love to share with you! 1307 Park St, Paso Robles

1307 Park St, Paso Robles (behind Keller Williams)

805-835-4304

Sunday & Monday 11-4 Thursday through Saturday 11-8

Bear Cave Cellars Hand-crafted Paso Robles red wines. Come on by when you see the
Bear Cave Cellars
Hand-crafted
Paso Robles
red wines.
Come on by
when you see
the Bear Flag fly
or give us a call
and we will open.
1227
Park Street
Suite B
Paso Robles
805-238-4329

Edward Sellers

Edward Sellers is a boutique winery specializing in small lots of handmade American Rhône-style wines from Paso Robles. Our awarding winning wines reveal an elegant structure and an intense fruit concentration distinctive of their progressive Central Coast origins.

reveal an elegant structure and an intense fruit concentration distinctive of their progressive Central Coast origins.

Come in and enjoy a taste. 1220 Park Street, Paso Robles in the newly completed “Clock Tower Building” 805-239-8915 | www.edwardsellers.com Thursday-Monday, Noon-7

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President’s Day Passport

Weekend at the Far Out Wineries of Paso Robles

The 16 Far Out Wineries of Paso Robles are partnering with the Wellness Community of the Central Coast for a fundraiser to help find “Hope and Support” for people with cancer and their families with the President’s Day Passport Weekend, February 15-18. Sample award-winning wines and enjoy VIP treatment as you travel through the Far Out Wine Country of Paso Robles. Activities planned exclusively for Passport holders include complimentary wine tasting at each winery, special barrel tasting, winery tours, new releases, food pairings and much more. For your $25 donation you will receive a VIP Passport and a stamp

at each winery you visit. After visiting eight tasting rooms you will be

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entered into a final drawing for some terrific prizes! In addition of the weekend sales will be donated to the Wellness Community!

Advance passports will be available at a discounted price by contacting Judy at Norman Vineyards (805) 237-0138.

A Sit-Down Seminar Featuring Far Out Zinfandel and more!

Calling all Zinfandel fans. This is your opportunity to taste wines from all 16 Far Out Wineries in one great location and perhaps learn

a thing or two! On Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the

winemakers or proprietors will form a panel to present, seminar style,

a wide range of Zinfandels at Calcareous Vineyards. Hear straight from

the source the winemaking principals used in crafting and farming your favorite varietal. Determine for yourself what styles you tend to favor and re-affirm why you just can’t get enough Zinfandel! Cost is $55 per person. For reservations, call Judy at (805) 237- 0138 Make your reservations early, this event will sell out!

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Visit some of the newest and most exciting wineries on Califonia’s Central Coast!

PENMAN SPRINGS VINEYARD Penman Springs Vineyard is an artisan wine farm de- dicated to producing

PENMAN SPRINGS VINEYARD

Penman Springs Vineyard is an artisan wine farm de- dicated to producing the finest grapes possible. We grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sarah, Petite Sarah and Muscat Blanc. A select portion of these grapes is crafted into award winning table and dessert wines.

Taste the Art Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm (closed January) 1985 Penman Springs Road, Paso Robles 805-237-7959 | www.penmansprings.com

Fine Wine… Friendl y P eo ple Open Daily 11-5 4295 Union Road 805-237-8884 www.riosecowine.com
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B & E VINEYARDS Our vineyard has been in since the late ’80s. B & E

Our vineyard has been in since the late ’80s. B & E Vineyard is a small family owned winery.

We invite you come and taste our wines in the B & E Saloon that overlooks the vineyard.

Daily 11am-5pm 10000 Creston Road, Paso Robles

805-238-4815

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FALCON NEST VINEYARD & WINERY

Family owned and operated vineyard and winery specializing in handcrafted wines with intense colors and flavors. Join us in celebrating in the true Italian tradition with food and wine pairing, salami, prosciutto, provolone, sopres-sata, pâté, imported pasta, specialty items and the finest pasta sauces. Food available daily.

Open Daily 10am-7:30pm 5185 Union Road, Paso Robles 805-226-0227 | www.falconnestwine.com

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Attention to Details Shows in Penman Springs Wines

The Paso Robles area is being called the most exciting wine region in California today and people like Carl and Beth McCasland are part of the reason why. Their winery, on top of a hill overlooking a stun- ning “sea” of vineyards, is called Penman Springs and their vision for the land east of Highway 46 has helped draw attention from around the world to the amazing wines of Paso Robles. Like their fellow boutique winery owners in the region, Carl and Beth believe in the value of handcrafted wines, requiring that every stage of the process of winemaking be done in small lots. In each precise step, every single bottle produced is given the utmost in attention and loving care. No detail is overlooked; no amount of careful planning is skipped in the effort to produce Penman Spring’s award-winning wines. The conse- quence of such meticulous management of the winemaking process is evident in every glass of these marvelous wines. The vines have been painstakingly planted around an innovative trellis system that maximizes the amount of sun each cluster receives and allows for optimum flavor development and color maturity. Carl, a perfectionist when it comes to growing grapes, has chosen to plant seven varieties that include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Syrah, Petite Syrah and Muscat Blanc to produce his artisan wines. And the McCasland’s attention to detail did not stop with their grapes. They hired arguably the most charming hostess on the Central Coast to greet their visitors. Rosie holds court from Friday through Sunday in the Penman Springs tasting room. An emigrant from Nicaragua, Rosie sets a tone for the tasting room that is at once both professional and inviting, gently joking with her guests while dispensing the fine wines of Penman Springs. With her natural warmth and sincerity, she makes everyone feel as though they are not just in a tasting room, but in her “home.”

Enjoy the beauty of gently rolling hills in the Paso Robles countryside and discover some
Enjoy the beauty of gently rolling hills in the Paso Robles countryside and discover some

Enjoy the beauty of gently rolling hills in the Paso Robles countryside and discover some of the newest and most exciting wineries on California’s Central Coast.

and most exciting wineries on California’s Central Coast. Penman Springs Vineyard is located just off of

Penman Springs Vineyard is located just off of Highway 46. Take the Union Road exit and proceed to Penman Springs Road. To learn more about their wines, visit their website at penmansprings.com. or call (805) 237-7959.

CHATEAU MARGENE A micro winery specializing in the production of small lots of luxury, handcrafted

CHATEAU MARGENE

A micro winery specializing in the production of small lots of luxury, handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon. Chateau Margene produces 3,000 cases per year and focuses on viticulture and winemaking practices that offer maximum expression of the Paso Robles terrior. Come enjoy the wines and picnic on the deck or under the oaks.

Open Saturday-Sunday Noon-5pm By advanced appointment on Fridays 4385 La Panza Road, Creston, CA 805-238-2321 | www.chateaumargene.com

CASS VINEYARDS Visit us at our café style tasting room and sample your favorite Rhône

CASS VINEYARDS

Visit us at our café style tasting room and sample your favorite Rhône wines, paired with samples of select gourmet cheese, pâte and specialty food. Our Chef’s Pantry offers an array of choices for an impromptu picnic indoors or out. We also offer a lunch menu prepared by our Chef Dusty Lehigh Friday thru Sunday.

Open Monday-Friday 12-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-6pm 7350 Linne Road, Paso Robles 805-239-1730 | www.casswines.com

STILL WATERS VINEYARDS Taste handcrafted estate wines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sarah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc

STILL WATERS VINEYARDS

Taste handcrafted estate wines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sarah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. Bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacular views from our olive grove overlooking the vineyard.

Thursday-Monday 11-5pm 2750 Old Grove Lane, Paso Robles 805-237-9231 | www.stillwatersvineyards.com

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A Visit to Claiborne & Churchill May Surprise You

by Dave Wilcox

Visit the Claiborne & Churchill tasting room in San Luis Obispo’s Edna Valley and you’ll soon be gazing at what’s called the “Truth Window.” It’s a small oval surrounded by a gold frame providing a glimpse of a straw bale wrapped in chicken wire. Huh? The truth is that the walls of the cavernous, barn-style structure, built in 1995, are made of straw bales. On a cool day in February, there’s a chill inside the structure, but during the peak tasting season when temperatures can reach into the 80s and, occasionally, the 90s, the tasting room provides a haven for visitors. Equally important, said Thompson, “the

wine loves to be at a constant temperature and that’s what you get.” And the whimsical peek into the building’s walls also gives you a glimpse of the winery’s relaxed, unpretentious feel. The 3,000-square-foot building houses not only the tasting room, but also some 200-plus barrels stacked to the ceiling, several stainless steel tanks and, off to the side, a small office. Near the tasting bar is a child’s table with crayons, the same table once used by the daughter of winery owners Claiborne (Clay) Thompson and Fredericka Churchill. Thompson is also the wine- maker. Using rice straw bales for construction – at the time it was the only such commercial structure built in California – is another

example of the couple’s penchant for going their own way. The former University of Michigan language professors specialize in Alsatian-style wines such as dry Riesling and dry Gewurztraminer. Gewurztraminer, Thompson dryly noted, “is not exactly a household word.” “This niche is not a big niche,” he added. It is, however, one that leads many wine drinkers to seek out the Claiborne & Churchill tasting room. “They can get a Chardonnay anywhere they go,” said Churchill. The Claiborne & Churchill winery and tasting room is located at 2694 Carpenter Canyon Road. For more information, go to www.claibornechurchill.com or call (805)

544-4066.

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Celebrate Restaurant Month in San Luis Obispo County

Three-Course Menus for $30 During January 2008

Satisfy your hunger for a delicious meal at an appetizing price during Restaurant Month in San Luis Obispo County, January 2 through January 31, 2008. More than 30 restaurants are preparing special menus for San Luis Obispo County’s inaugural Restaurant Month. For 30 days, partici- pating restaurants will be featuring three-course prix fixe menus for only $30, plus tax, per person. Meals can be paired with award- winning wines from Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo Wine Country for an additional charge. “During Restaurant Month, we will showcase the many fine dining spots in San Luis Obispo County that are known for their innovative menus and mouth-watering appetizers, entrees and desserts featuring fresh ingredients available locally,” said Jonni Biaggini, Executive Director, San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Conference Bureau. San Luis Obispo County restaurants participating in Restaurant

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Month include Arroyo Grande: Tanner Jacks; Atascadero: The Carlton Restaurant & Grill; Avila Beach: Gardens of Avila Restaurant at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort, Custom House and Marre’s at Avila Beach; Cambria: Black Cat Bistro and Robin’s Restaurant; Cayucos: Hoppe’s Garden Bistro; Morro Bay: The Orchid Restaurant at the Inn at Morro Bay, Rose’s and Windows on the Water; Paso Robles: Artisan, Deborah’s Room at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, Matthew’s, Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse and Villa Creek Restaurant; Pismo Beach: Cracked Crab, Pelican Point Restaurant at the Best Western Shore Cliff Lodge, The SeaVenture Restaurant and Two Blocks Off The Beach; San Luis Obispo: Apple Farm Restaurant, Atrium Café at Embassy Suites Hotel, Big Sky, Café Roma, Corner View Restaurant & Bar, Novo Restaurant & Lounge, and The Park Restaurant; and Shell Beach: Lido Restaurant at the Dolphin Bay Hotel & Residences, Marisol at The Cliffs and Spyglass Inn Restau- rant. Sample menus are available at www.SanLuisObispoCounty.com/ RestaurantMonth. Reservations are recommended and some restric- tions apply.

To plan a culinary escape to San Luis Obispo County call the San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Conference Bureau at 1-800-634- 1414 or visit www.SanLuisObispoCounty.com.

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Hand-made Books on Exhibit at Elverhoj Museum

Debuting February 2 at the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art is “Artists’ Books Made Here,” an exhibition of non-conventional book- forms by nearly twenty Central Coast Artists. These artists make unique and small edition books, creating all aspects of the object:

material, format, image, text and elaboration. A reception for the artists will be held on Friday, February 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. Appetizers and refreshments will be served and the public is invited to meet and celebrate with the artists. Exhibiting artists are:

Linda Benet, Stephanie Dotson, Linda Ekstrom, Linda Foster, Diane Handloser, Mary Heebner, Thomas Larson, Jill Littlewood, Jennifer Marsh, William McVicar, Lisa Moore, Sara Norquay, Terre Ouwehand, Sandra and Harry Reese, Elena Mary Siff, Nina Warner, Ann Wisehart and Pamela Zwehl-Burke. The artists’ books may be narrative, pictorial or abstract and sequential in content. Since bookartists seek to marry content to form, physical aspects and bindings vary greatly. In the exhibition are exam- ples of signature, petal, side-stitched, eightfold, accordion, portfolio

and complex bindings. Most of these books have been produced in editions of three or more, and many will be available for purchase. On Sunday, February 24, several of the exhibiting artists will gather for an on-site panel discussion from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Guest curator is Pamela Zwehl-Burke who has made, taught and exhibited artists’ books since the early 1970s. The exhibit will remain on display through April 6, 2008. The Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, located at 1624 Elverhoj Way in Solvang, is open Wednesday and Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, Saturday, Sunday noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Exhibits showcase Solvang’s rich history and celebrate the Danish-American pioneer spirit and the colorful heritage of Denmark. The Museum Gallery features changing exhibitions of regional, national and international art. There is no charge for admission. Suggested donation is $3. Children 12 and under and members are free. For more information, call the Museum at (805) 686-1211 or visit www.elverhoj.org.

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New Book Spotlights Santa Barbara Wine Country

Santa Barbara County Wineries, a new release from Central Coast Press, profiles 50 of the region’s premier wineries and includes six wine tasting venues representing 26 additional wineries. The hardcover, gift-style book, which is the companion book to Franks’ San Luis Obispo County

Wineries (Central Coast Press, 2005), outlines the setting and history of each winery, contains more than 300 color photographs and pairs selected wines with signature recipes from each winery. This user-friendly, strikingly illustrated guide:

winery. This user-friendly, strikingly illustrated guide: • Gives an informative history of area winemaking •

• Gives an informative history of area winemaking

• Explains AVA (American Viticulture Area) designations

• Lists winery locations, tasting room hours, winemakers’ special- ties, banquet facilities and contact information

• Offers a glossary of wine terms

• Provides lodging suggestions for visitors

Janet Penn Franks is a journalist, photographer and historian who specializes in features and books about California’s Central Coast. She is the author of San Luis Obispo County Wineries (Central Coast Press, 2005) and San Luis Obispo: A History in Architecture (Arcadia

Publishing, 2004) and has published several website pieces and numerous magazine articles on Central Coast architecture and history. Franks earned a degree in art history from the University of California, Irvine and lives in San Luis Obispo Wine Country with her husband, John. Santa Barbara County Wineries is available at area bookstores, local wineries, independent retailers and online bookstores.

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Castoro Cellars –Templeton 1315NBethal Rd; 805-238-0725

Daily

Edward Sellers –PasoRobles 1220ParkSt; 805-239-8915

Th-Mo

Adelaida Cellars –PasoRobles

Daily 11-5

 

10-5:30

X

X

12-7

X

X

 
 

5805Adelaida Rd; 805-239-8980, 800-676-1232

X

X

X

Cayucos Cellars –Cayucos 131NOceanAve; 805-995-3036

We-Su11-5:30

 

EOS Estate Winery –PasoRobles

Daily

 

Weekends

 

ClosedTu

X

X

5625

Hwy 46 East; 805-239-2562

10-5

X

X

X

 

AJB Vineyards –PasoRobles 3280TownshipRd; 805-239-9432

 

12-5

X

X

Changala 422 Main St;

Winery – Templeton

805-238-0421

Sa 11:30-5

By

Falcon Nest Winery–PasoRobles 5185UnionRd; 805-226-0227

Daily

 

Th-Mo11-5:30

 

Su 12-4

Appt

X

X

10-7:30

X

X

 

Anglim Winery –PasoRobles 740 Pine St; 805-227-6813

Su 12-5:30 & By Appt

X

X

Chateau Margene –Creston

Sa-Su

Firestone Vineyard –PasoRobles Hwy 46 East; 805-688-3940

Daily

 

4385

La Panza Rd; 805-238-2321

12-6

X

X

10-5

X

X

 

ClosedTu

 

Arroyo Robles –PasoRobles 73912thSt; 877-759-WINE

Daily 11-7

 

X

X

Christian Lazo –SanMiguel

Sa-Su

Five Rivers Winery – Paso Robles

By

   

249 10th Street, Suite A; 805-467-2672 10-5

 

X

X

 

8998NorthRiver Rd; 805-467-0192 Appt

 
 

B & E Vineyards – Paso Robles 10,000CrestonRd; 805-238-4815

Fr-Su

By

Chumeia Vineyards –PasoRobles

Daily

 

Four Vines Winery –Templeton

Daily

 

10-5

Appt

X

X

 

8331

Hwy 46 E; 805-226-0102

10-5

 

X

X

 

3750

Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0055

11-5

 

X

X

Bear Cave Cellars – Paso Robles By Appt. &

 

Clautiere Vineyard –PasoRobles 1340PenmanSprings Rd; 805-237-3789

Daily

 

Fralich Vineyard & Winery – Templeton

By Appt

 
 

1227ParkSt; 805-238-4329

Some Weekends

X

X

 

12-5

 

X

X

 

Private tastings at Paso Robles Wine Services; 805-434-1526

Bella Luna –Templeton 1850TempletonRd; 805-434-5477

Fr-Su

10-5

X

X

Dark Star Cellars –PasoRobles 2985AndersonRd; 805-237-2389

Fr-Su

Fratelli Perata – Paso Robles 1595Arbor Rd; 805-238-2809

By

 

10:30-5

 

X

X

 

Appt

 
   
 

Bianchi Winery –PasoRobles 3380BranchRd; 805-226-9922

Daily

10-5

 

X

X

 

Denner Vineyards & Winery – Paso Robles

 

Garretson Wine Co. –PasoRobles

Daily

 

5414VineyardDr; 805-239-4287

Sa-Su12-4

X

X

2323

Tulley Rd #110; 805-239-2074

11-5

X

X

     
 

Black Hand – San Miguel 1735NygrenRd; 805-712-WINE

By

Appt

 

X

X

 

Doce Robles –PasoRobles 2023Twelve Oaks Dr; 805-227-4766

Daily

Gelfand Vineyards – Paso Robles

By

10-5:30

X

X

5530Dresser RanchPlace; 805-239-5808 Appt

 
 
 

Brian Benson Cellars –PasoRobles Daily 2985AndersonRd; 805-296-9463 10:30-5 X X

 

Donati Family Vineyard – Templeton

Daily 11am-5pm

 

Grey Wolf Cellars–PasoRobles

Daily

 

Corner of

46 West & Vineyard Dr; 805-238-0676

 

X

X

2174

Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0771

11-5:30

X

X

Calcareous Winery –PasoRobles Peachy CanyonRd; 805-239-0289

Th-Mo

Donatoni Winery –PasoRobles

Sa-Su12-5

Halter Ranch Vnyd– Paso Robles 8910Adelaida Rd; 805-226-9455

Th-Mo

11-5

X

X

3225

Township Rd; 805-226-0620

Or By Appt

 

X

11-5

X

X

Caparone Winery –PasoRobles 2280SanMarcos Rd; 805-467-3827

Daily

Dover Canyon Winery –PasoRobles Th-Su

 

Hansen Vineyard–Templeton

Daily

11-5

X

X

X

4520VineyardDr; 805-237-0101

11-5

X

5575

El Pomar Dr; 805-239-8412

10-5:30

X

X

Carmody McKnight Estate Wines –PasoRobles 11240 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-9392 Daily 10-5 X X

 

Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery –PasoRobles 1953Niderer Rd; 805-238-4763 Daily 10-5:30 X X

 

Harmony Cellars–Harmony

Daily

3255

Harmony Valley Rd; 805-927-1625

10-5

X

X

Casa de Caballos –Templeton

Daily

Eagle Castle Winery –PasoRobles

Daily

Hice Cellars –PasoRobles 821 Pine St Unit D; 805-237-8888

Th-Mo

2225RaymondAvenue; 805-434-1687 11-5

 

X

X

3090AndersonRd; 805-227-1428 10:30-5:30 X X X

 

12-5

Cass Vineyards –PasoRobles 7350Linne Rd; 805-239-1730

Daily

Eberle Winery –PasoRobles

Daily

Hug Cellars –PasoRobles

Th-Mo

11-6

X

X

3810

Hwy 46 E; 805-238-9607

10-5

XXX

 

2323

Tuley Ct Ste. 120 D; 805-828-5906

11-5

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Hunt Cellars PasoRobles 2875Oakdale Rd; 805-237-1600

Daily

★★Opolo Vineyards PasoRobles 7110VineyardDr; 805-238-9593

Daily

10:30-5:30

X

X

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X

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★★J Lohr – PasoRobles 6169Airport Rd; 805-239-8900

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★★Orchid Hill Vineyard – Paso Robles 1140Pine St; 805-237-7525

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